This short but beautifully put together online guide from the Mental Health Foundation’s Unlock Loneliness Campaign is aimed at younger people and written by the Mental Health Foundation Young Leaders. This guide offers tips and advice to help you cope with feelings of loneliness and isolation. These tips include:
5. You deserve quality relationships: make building quality relationships a priority over a quantity of relationships. The bonds you have with people can help to combat loneliness. Take time to strengthen your relationships. Tell yourself you deserve this.
12. You can find your community: by joining a group whether based on a hobby, religion, spirituality or an interest can help you ‘find your tribe’. There are people out there waiting to connect with you. Who are just as scared to make the first move.
Although this guide is aimed at younger people, it is full of kindness and good advice that many of us could benefit from, even if we are not so young anymore. If you are experiencing feelings of loneliness why not give this guide a quick read?